Boeing 737 Max News

Boeing’s Decision on New Jet Is Critical in Rivalry With Airbus

Boeing Co. is coming to this year’s Paris Air Show with some hard choices that will go far in determining who comes out on top in the jetliner duopoly it shares with Airbus SE. Reeling from the grounding of its …

American Air Managers to Join Crews on 737 Max Before Passengers

American Airlines Group Inc. managers will fly on Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft before paying passengers are asked to climb aboard — a move meant to build confidence in the plane’s safety. Executives and other staff will join American pilots …

FAA Official Echoes Boeing Timeline for Max Return This Year

Boeing Co.’s 737 Max aircraft, grounded since March after two fatal crashes in five months, should be back in the air by December, a top U.S. regulator said. It’s not possible to give an exact date as work progresses on …

Lawmakers Seek Documents on Boeing’s Faulty Sensor Alert

House lawmakers demanded records from Boeing Co., one of its suppliers and U.S. aviation regulators on why a cockpit alert that might have helped pilots in two recent fatal 737 Max crashes was installed with a defect that made it …

Boeing 737 Max Certification Focus of Far-Reaching NTSB Probe

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is conducting a far-reaching review of how Boeing Co. certified the 737 Max system that has been involved in two crashes, going beyond the typical low-profile assistance they provide in foreign accident probes. The …

Boeing Ordered to Replace 737 Wing Parts Prone to Cracking

Airlines worldwide must inspect 312 of Boeing Co.’s 737 family of aircraft, including some of the grounded 737 Max, because they have wing components that are prone to cracking and must be repaired within 10 days, U.S. aviation regulators said …

Flying Has Become More Dangerous. Don’t Blame Just Boeing

Flying has become deadlier than it has been for years and it’s hard to pin it solely on Boeing Co.’s infamous 737 Max. Aircraft accidents occurred more frequently in almost every region worldwide in 2018 as the death toll climbed …

Long Before Boeing 737 Max Crash, Ethiopian Air Pilot Warned of Dangers

An Ethiopian Airlines pilot told senior managers at the carrier months before one of its Boeing Co. 737 Max jets crashed that more training and better communication to crew members was needed to avert a repeat of a similar disaster …

Boeing 737 Max Likely to Be Grounded for Months, Association Says

Boeing Co. has begun carefully mapping out the steps to ease its 737 Max back into commercial service once regulators lift a global grounding for its best-selling jetliner. The Chicago-based planemaker is planning the Max’s comeback with airlines in a …

A Summer From Hell Is Coming to U.S. Airports

About the photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft parked at Southern California Logistics Airport on March 27, in Victorville. Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images Summer living is supposed to be easy, according to George Gershwin, but millions of air passengers …